The Sons Of Odin group, which has gained notoriety in recent weeks, apparently now has a chapter in Norway. (Jumping over Sweden entirely, I might add).
It would be great to see additional chapters sprout up around the continent.
From the Daily Mail:
The extreme right-wing vigilante group Soldiers of Odin have spread across Scandinavia from Finland to Norway, according to reports.
The anti-immigrant group was formed last autumn and have been patrolling streets in several Finnish towns ‘to protect the Finns from the threat of asylum seekers’.
This week, a group of Soldiers of Odin have been seen on a vigilante walk through the town of Tønsberg in southern Norway
During what is believed to be the first appearance of Soldiers of Odin groups outside of Finland, some 14 ‘soldiers’ walked around the town on Saturday night.
However, the group, dressed in black coats wearing the insignia of the Soldiers of Odin met heavy resistance from the local population, who rejected their protection and protested their presence.
‘In Tønsberg, we don’t have a big problem with violent rapes and drug crimes in the city centres on the weekends,’ local politician Olav Sannes Vika told the group according to The Local.
‘We don’t want patrols here. We don’t want you here in our city.’
According to a local newspaper, the 14 ‘soldiers’ who patrolled Tønsberg, are ‘well-known members of the extreme far-right including some who have criminal records’.
Soldiers of Odin was formed in the northern town of Kemi in October last year when the influx of migrants peaked in Finland.
Funny that that is the same thing they said in Cologne… Will be interesting to see if a chapter does materialize in Sweden.